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Both Tech Day tracks -- Research with Technology and Advanced Tools being held on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center -- are approaching a sellout. The cost is $50 per person for four seminars, a lunch presentation, and a luncheon sponsored by If you've been thinking about registering for one of the Tech Day tracks, don't delay. Register today at


A reminder that "Early Bird" Registration for the 13th New England Regional Genealogical Conference being held 15-18 April in Providence, RI ends tomorrow, Saturday 28. Judy G. Russell, "The Legal Genealogist," Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, D. Joshua Taylor, host of the PBS show Ancestors Roadshow, Michael J. Leclerc, Laura G. Prescott, Maureen A. Taylor are among the great lineup of speakers -- in all over 90 lectures plus the Ancestors Road Show, Special Interest Groups, workshops, luncheons and banquets, the Exhibit Hall, the Society Fair, and more. If you haven't registered yet, why pay full price? Register by tomorrow, Saturday, February 28 and save $30 on the full conference and another $10 on Tech Day. The savings will pay for a workshop or banquet! The 2015 NERGC registration brochure and online registration are available at To register by postal mail, see p. 16 of the brochure. Don’t delay, register today!

Meet Michael J. Hall - 2015 NERGC Speaker

Meet Michael J. Hall, Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer at FamilySearch  in today's interview  by Linda Hall Little of Passage to the Past's Blog . NERGC Early Bird Registration ($120) ends February 28, 2015. Single day registration increases from $90 to $100 after February 28, 2015. 95+ Genealogy Lectures for you to choose from! 15 - 18 April 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Conference The Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, Rhode Island View the program brochure here and register here . See you in Providence!


The New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) is just around the corner, 15-18 April at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The conference will include more than 90 lectures by speakers including Judy G. Russell, "The Legal Genealogist"; Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems Podcast; and Genealogy Roadshow host Joshua Taylor, as well as Librarians and Teachers Day, Tech Day, Ancestors Roadshow, Special Interest Groups, workshops, and a bonus track of presentations in the Exhibit Hall. Why pay full price? Save 20% by registering now! The Early Bird registration deadline is this Saturday, February 28th. To register online or download the Program Brochure, go to See you in Providence!

The Legal Genealogist Comes to NERGC! Welcome to Providence, Judy Russell!

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine, among other publications. On the faculty of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist℠ and Certified Genealogical Lec


Special Interest Groups will be held on Thursday, April 16 th , from 7:45 to 9 p.m. They offer participants an informal opportunity to get together with others with similar interests to discuss ideas for genealogy research on a particular topic. Room locations will be posted at the Conference. The SIGS are: Rhode Island Research: Looking for Rhode Island ancestors? What records can be found, and where will you find them? We'll discuss the standard sources and some which are more obscure. Come with your questions. Hosted by Helen Smith. DNA Research: Genetic genealogy is the use of DNA as it relates to family history. DNA is one of the most powerful tools available to modern genealogists. Join us for a discussion about available tests, testing companies, and how personal genomics can help you advance your family history when your paper trail runs out. Hosted by Jennifer Zinck and Blaine Bettinger. Genealogy Blogging: What is a genealogy blog? Do you read gen